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I bought the wrong cable, can I still use it?
« on: September 13, 2018, 02:38:10 am »
Im getting a TI83 later today or tomorrow and I purchased a normal 2.5mm to USB cable instead of the Silverlink cable, can I still use it, even if I have to install third party software. All I need to use it for is transferring programs.
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And sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, im new to this forum.

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Re: I bought the wrong cable, can I still use it?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 08:51:27 am »
I did some quick research and I honestly don't know. It might work fine.

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Re: I bought the wrong cable, can I still use it?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 10:46:08 am »
I did some quick research and I honestly don't know. It might work fine.
Thanks, I really hope it does as I wasn't completely sure.

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Re: I bought the wrong cable, can I still use it?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2018, 10:44:43 am »
My cable has arrived although my calculator has not (it was supposed to arrive today). I’m hoping it arrives tomorrow or the day after because after that I’ll be living in a new house.

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Re: I bought the wrong cable, can I still use it?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2018, 03:58:03 pm »
I honestly doubt, that it will work with psiwin ti connect. My silverlink usb cable has got some weird electronic stuff on the inside, so it probably does some conversion. But fear not, because not everything is lost: if you manage to make your usb port appear as a COM port (aka serial port), your adapter might be similar enough to a "5$ link" or "directlink" cable to work with TILP (an open-source ti calculator linking program - you can find it on ticalc.org). Good luck! ;)

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Re: I bought the wrong cable, can I still use it?
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2018, 06:38:53 pm »
I honestly doubt, that it will work with psiwin ti connect. My silverlink usb cable has got some weird electronic stuff on the inside, so it probably does some conversion. But fear not, because not everything is lost: if you manage to make your usb port appear as a COM port (aka serial port), your adapter might be similar enough to a "5$ link" or "directlink" cable to work with TILP (an open-source ti calculator linking program - you can find it on ticalc.org). Good luck! ;)
I will try making it appear as a COM port and I already got tilp! I thought i was gonna have to use it at some point.